vexation

noun vex·a·tion \ vek-ˈsā-shən \
Updated on: 25 Apr 2018
1 : the quality or state of being vexed : irritation
2 : a cause of trouble : affliction
3 : the act of harassing or vexing : troubling

Examples of vexation in a Sentence

  1. the problems and vexations of everyday life

  2. the repeated vexations guaranteed that she wouldn't get any work done

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First Known Use of vexation

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 3

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VEXATION Defined for English Language Learners

vexation

  • : the state of being worried or annoyed : irritation or annoyance

  • : something that worries or annoys you


VEXATION Defined for Kids

vexation

noun vex·a·tion \ vek-ˈsā-shən \
1 : the quality or state of being annoyed by small irritations
2 : the act of bringing trouble, distress, or worry to
3 : a cause of trouble or worry


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